Archive - Mar 2012 - Story

March 23rd

Donations needed for SCA fundraiser at Pennsic

Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe and Master Julien de LaPointe have announced that the Kingdom of the East will hold a "fundraising auction to benefit the Society at large" at the upcoming Pennsic War. Donations are needed.

Sir Brendan the Tired victor of Nordmark Spring 2012 Coronet

Sir Gilliam reports that Sir Brendan the Tired defeated Viscount William of Richwood in the final bout of the March 17, 2012 Coronet in the Principality of Nordmark, Kingdom of Drachenwald.

March 22nd

Estrella A&S Collegium Update

Lady Elsa Olavintytar, Deputy Collegium Coordinator for Estrella War, has posted information about A&S classes at the upcoming War.

Medieval festival to feature trebuchet building contest

On Saturday June 9, 2012, the Upper Canada Village Medieval Festival will host a Trebuchet Building Contest. Entry forms must be submitted in advance NO LATER THAN Friday, June 1, 2012.

H&R Block offers donation program to SCA for new customers

Thomas W. Hughes, President of the SCA Inc., has announced that H & R Block, a major income tax preparation firm in the U.S., has agreed to make a donation to the SCA Inc. for each new customer who has the company prepare their tax return this year.

March 21st

First Annual RBG Pistoleer Shooting Tourney at Estrella War

Can you shoot the wings off a fly at 15 paces? Or perhaps hitting the broadside of a rapier line is more than you can muster?

New web magazine for SCA poetry and fiction

In conjunction with the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr's last annual winter event, Boar's Head, Dame Merouda Pendray ran an A&S contest that included a competition for written works. The judging is completed, the webzine online, and the winners announced.

Irish Myth presentation at Toledo, Ohio Museum of Art

"Irish Myth and the Sacred Landscape" is the title of a presentation being given at the Toledo, Ohio Museum of Art on April 20 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

New Discoveries inside York Minster

Recent excavation for a "lift" inside York Minster has turned up the remains of 50 bodies in a charnel pit that probably dates back to the 12th century.

March 20th

Artifacts push back timeline on Spanish Colorado

Recent archaeological discoveries indicate the Spanish search for gold may have taken them into Colorado much earlier than previously thought.

Rethinking the hydration paradigm

With War Season upon us, many thoughts turn to how to survive - and enjoy - the next large camping event. Friar Galen of Ockham, OP, a physician in the modern world, offers some information on hydration and how it really works.

East Kingdom's Noisemakers photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has posted an album of photos from Noisemakers which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Picasaweb.

March 19th

Christopher FitzArthur of Walland Marsh to be Knighted in Atenveldt

Magdalen reports that Thegn Christopher FitzArthur of Walland Marsh has been offered Knighthood from Their Majesties Craven and Elzbieta of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Baroness Amalia Zavattini placed on vigil in Ansteorra

Ameline Dubois reports that Their Majesties Aaron MacGregor and Amelot Lisette of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have placed Baroness Amalia Zavattini on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Endewearde's Tourney of Love photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from the Tourney of Love in the Shire of  Endewearde in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on her Kodak Gallery website.

March 18th

11th century penny found in Gloucester, England

Maureen Jones has found a treasure. The metal detector enthusiast discovered a hammered silver coin dating to the time of William the Conqueror while searching a Gloucester field in November 2011. (photo)

Walking Roman London

Visitors to London may be interested in the Secret City Tour, a walking tour of London's Roman past, including the remains of the Roman fort and Roman city wall, built around 200 CE.

The search for lost technologies

For centuries, historians and scientists have bemoaned the loss of ancient technologies such as Greek fire and Damascus steel. In an article for io9.com, Alasdair Wilkins discusses both lost technologies, as well as the lost Apollo mission schematics.

March 17th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for march 2012.

The case for women Vikings

On her blog Bones Don't Lie, mortuary archaeologist Katy M. Meyers discusses proof of Viking women warriors in the 9th and 10th centuries in the form of swords found in female burial mounds. (photos)

March 16th

Passing of Master Tirloch of Tallaght in Atlantia

Master Tirloch of Tallaght, Albus Ursus Herald in the Kingdom of Atlantia and former Society Treasurer, passed from this world on March 12, 2012.

Excerpts from "A history of Ireland in 100 objects"

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here is a selection of some of the many medieval artifacts featured in The Irish Time's column A history of Ireland in 100 objects.

Landsknechte to hold re-enactment in Germany

Landsknechte from around the world will gather in April for the Second International Landsknecht Hurra 2012 to be held in Oberzollhaus, Germany. The event has been created for members of Landsknecht.org.

East Kingdom to host Anglo Saxon Coronation

Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of Silverwing, of the East Kingdom, reports that the April 14, 2012 Coronation of Kenric and Avelina will feature an authentic Anglo-Saxon ceremony.

March 15th

Board of Directors seeks comments on Director nominees

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has published the current list of nominees. Per standard policy, members of the populace are invited to comment on any nominee or to offer other names for consideration.

Comments sought as SCA Inc. proposes creation of Recruitment and Retention Officer

The Board of Directors proposes the following changes to Corpora to establish the position of Recruitment and Retention Officer (formally known variously as Chatelaine, Hospitaller, and Gold Key Officers) as a Society Level Office with associated Great Officer positions at the kingdom level.  The deadline for comments from the membership regarding this subject is no later than August 1, 2012.

March 14th

Iron age bog man gets his head examined

Worsely Man, the 1st century CE skull of a man found in an English bog in 1958, has been sent to Manchester Children's Hospital for a CAT (computer-assisted tomography) scan.

King and Queens Rapier 2012 photos online

Lady Katherine O'Brien reports that she has posted an album of photos from King and Queens Rapier, which took place recently in the East Kingdom. The photos are available on her public Facebook page.

March 13th

Gabriel Hawkes vigiled in AEthelmearc

Maistir Brandubh O Donnghaile, Silver Buccle for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that Their Majesties Isenwulf and Rosalinda placed THLord Gabriel Hawkes on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

AEthelmearc Bears event photos online

Augusto G. reports that he has posted photos from the Bears event which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on Photobucket.